WD MyNet N600 2x2 Wireless N Router


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Newegg Reviews


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Newegg show this as $99.95, $60.00 more then the Woot list price? Either a really good deal here or a really bad deal on Newegg.


#4

Probably these didn’t sell so well because they are pairing 300Mbps wireless with 100Mbps wired.

OTOH, less than twenty bucks for a great network appliance and service manager with larger-than-average RAM, flash, and USB! OpenWRT and in for three !


#5

Don’t buy one of these. Got one through woot a year ago and it never worked, kept going offline and would have to reboot. Google reviews and you’ll find lots of same issues.


#6

Any confirmation we can flash a new firmware on this. DD-WRT, Open-WRT, Tomato, etc? I’d be in for a couple if so. I’m sick of belkin pos’s.


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I’d buy a couple if I could find anything saying that it is supported in dd-wrt. I did find info that openwrt is supported, but I’ve never used it before and know nothing about it.

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/wd/n600


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I can’t understand any manufacturer putting 10/100 ports on an 802.11n router. Even at this low price, just not worth it without gigabit ports.


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I picked this up last time around too. All in all it works pretty well, but will every once in a while hit a bad spell where I’ll have to reset it once a day for a week. The wifi will be fine, but it drops the internet connection.


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OpenWRT does work on these. I bought this model about a year ago, and recently flashed OpenWRT to it. It seems perfectly fine, but not slick as DD-WRT.


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I got this last time on Woot and
I can confirm that OpenWRT installs fine on this router (thanks for the link, I have finally got around to playing with it), wireless works as well (I did not test the n radio though). This is a nice router for experimenting, it seems: USB, serial header, all accessible.

DD-WRT used to be a clone of OpenWRT with a slightly friendlier web interface but ever since he started playing licensing games, I stopped checking.


#12

Is this a simultaneous dual band router? I don’t see that distinction in the description.


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In for one… deal is pretty good. I still have a few dd-WRT routers left but this will replace them so I can run OpenWRT exclusively. I don’t care about gig Ports on a wireless router, as the wireless is often the bottleneck, and the only times I run backups or big transfers are at night so the speeds on these local ports are just fine for home use. These make good repeaters/extenders too (easy in OpenWRT).


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This is a dual band router that outputs them simultaneously.

“Speed that keeps up with you
With dual-band speeds up to 300 Mbps on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, the My Net N600 delivers fast Wi-Fi speeds for all your connected devices.”


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http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/527433

Vulnerabilities -
On the WD My Net N600, N750, N900 and N900C routers, administrative
credentials are stored in plain text and are easily accessible from a
remote location via port 8080…


#16

I got two of the N750 last time around. OpenWRT works great on these devices. I just bought two of the N600.

I don’t have any issues with drops or resets. At least… I didn’t after I installed OpenWRT. WD is getting out of the networking device business. Since mine are working better with OpenWRT than their stock firmware, I believe that the hardware is sound. I also believe that WD won’t be updating their firmware to fix whatever bug makes them flaky.


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Would it be reasonable to connect this via wired networking to another router, and just effectively use it as a hub and access point?

I have Verizon Fios, so I have their router that I have to use in order for the program guide on the cable box to work, but I figure if I connect this to a MOCA adapater (ethernet over cable TV wiring) on the opposite side of the house, I can get 4 devices with wired networking there instead of just the one I have now, and WIFI over there that doesn’t suck unlike what I have now that gets poor signal strength on that side due to walls and pipes and the like.


#18

4/5 stars on Amazon. I’m in for one, great price.


#19

I bought one of these a year ago as well. When it worked it was wonderful but after a few months it would constantly drop the Internet.